Eight Industries. Unique Knowhow.
Eight Industries. Unique Knowhow.
From insurance and financial services over tourism to passenger transport and logistics. After a variety of implemented transactions CD Invest is aware of the challenges faced by actors in the tertiary sector, which includes three fourths of the working population.
CO2-neutral, sustainable, intelligent. Terms that have not been linked with the metal industry a few years ago are becoming increasingly relevant in the industry. Stricter environmental regulations and growing demand for high-quality steel grades force businesses to act. Dynamism in the energy sector is driven by new market participants, regulations and innovative pricing models. While consumers in the German-speaking region benefit from above-average supply reliability, energy providers are required to form partnerships with other energy businesses or to acquire innovative firms in order to define a new strategic path.
Consumer behaviour has become increasingly complex. When it comes to purchasing decisions, customers more naturally and flexibly move between price-consciousness (modesty) and high willingness to pay (luxury). Today, clever money saving is socially accepted too and is associated with a special form of prestige. Inorganic growth is a highly effective means of keeping up with those and other trends (convenience, experience orientation, wellness, etc.) in the retail and wholesale sector.
Developing innovative diagnosis and therapy approaches and ensuring profitable growth at the same time. More than almost any other industry, the life-sciences sector is asked to master a balancing act. Frequently, inorganic growth provides a viable opportunity to meet this challenge. Significant potential is currently offered by e-health solutions, personalized medicine as well as expansion into developing countries.
The productivity increase promised by digitization has not materialized in large parts of the industry & engineering sector yet. New business models and automation projects are still under development. At the same time, the services branch of the industry, which is even more difficult to automatize, accounts for a growing turnover share. Inorganic growth constitutes a controllable approach when it comes to developing required resources, complementary services and pioneering technologies.
The media landscape is characterized by substantial change. Increasingly personalized content, rising budgets in digital media, growing mobile media consumption, content available on demand. Due to extensive industry knowhow, the CD Invest team has successfully implemented numerous transactions from journalism to outside advertising. In the IT and telecommunications sector, CD Invest advises lean software providers and public entities alike. With IT services and personnel in high demand, inorganic growth offers substantial opportunities.
Two thirds of all millenials replace meals with snacks on a regular basis. In addition to being convenient, the latter are also supposed to be healthy, free from certain ingredients and produced sustainably. Flavors from all over the world as well as tastes inducing a feeling of nostalgia are in great demand. Strategic partnerships are needed in order to meet these requirements.
Packaging is supposed to conserve, protect, attract attention, inform and be forgery proof, sustainable, customizable and affordable, all at the same time. CD Invest regularly advises reputable actors in the packaging industry willing to conquer new markets and broaden their portfolio through acquisitions.